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Flashcards in Book 12 Deck (13):
1

Name of Book

Hector storms the wall

2

Polydamas's advice to Hector

advice dismounting from chariots and attacking the wall by foot (a leader who continues fighting by chariot is killed, shows Polydamas should be respected)

3

Hector explains the Greek wall fell because

The Greeks had not made offerings to the gods when they built it, therefore it did not last for long

4

Homer explains he is unable to describe the whole story

"It would be difficult for me to tell the whole story, as if I had the abilities of a god"

5

The omen and Polydamas

An eagle carrying a snake that bites it and is thus free
Polydamas suggests not fighting the Greeks round their ships

6

Hector's response to Polydamas's advice

rejects the omen
"fight for your country-that is the best and only omen"
Hector threatens to kill him if he dissuades any of the troops from fighting

7

Sarpedon

compared to a lion
speaks to Glaucus, if he wasn't sure of becoming "ageless and immortal" he would not fight in the front line, honorable.

8

Sarpedon's actions

pulls away some of the wall creating a breach for the hordes

9

the batlle

takes place over the walls, very chaotic

10

First inside the wall

Hector

11

Hector's fighting

first inside the walls
picks up a rock (made light by Zeus) hurling it he breaks open the gates

12

The GReeks

flee

13

last line of the Book

" and all hell broke loose"